Gregory Arch

Built in 1852, Gregory Arch is named after the Governor John Gregory. Today the arch serves as the symbolic border between Downtown Nassau and the rest of New Providence.

What to Expect

In the 1820s, Grant's Town was created by Governor Lewis Grant as a settlement for slaves who had been freed during abolition. The archway was built to separate this section of town from the rest of Nassau. Over time, this spot became a popular late night haunt for party goers, and today it remains a part of one of the most vibrant hot spots in town.

Gregory Arch is a beautiful stone arch flanked by palm trees and stone walls.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Gregory Arch may choose to book their trip in downtown Nassau, since travelers to this area of the Bahamas will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. Although this location isn't over-crowded, you will still find a reasonably varied selection of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Gregory Arch
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (4.8 km) NW
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.2 mi. (4.7 km) W
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.3 mi. (4.9 km) NW
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.5 mi. (5.0 km) WNW
Nassau Palm Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (5.0 km) WNW
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 1.9 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 2.2 mi. (5.0 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

Recreational opportunities like playing a few holes of golf and heading to the beach will also be found easily in the surrounding areas. Travelers with an interest in testing their skillfulness at the golf course, will be able to do so at the closest golfing option, which is Royal Blue. If golfing isn't your thing, you might want to head over to Western Esplanade Beach, which is the closest coastline to visit. Also, many other beach and golf options exist in the community. You will discover plenty of other interesting places to get away from the sun in the vicinity. Without going too far, you can find two more interesting places nearby to visit--Balcony House Museum and Pirates of Nassau.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Gregory Arch are not readily available, meaning that your smartest option is calling in advance to confirm the institution is going to be open during the time you mean to stop by.


It costs nothing to walk beneath this historic archway.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 302-2000

Location: Pecks Slope and Market Street, downtown Nassau, New Providence



Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.